Published May 21, 2018Remaining as prolific as ever, Oh Sees have announced yet another new LP, but this time it's a full-on metal album.
The full-length from John Dwyer's Oh Sees (a.k.a. Thee Oh Sees/OCS) is called Smote Reverser and it will arrive August 17 via Castle Face. And just in case you thought we were joking about the whole metal thing, just check out that album cover above or listen to the newly shared ripper "Overthrown" down below.
Here's how a press release describes what we can expect from the newly announced LP:
Crack the coffers, Oh Sees have spawned another frothy LP of head-destroying psych epics to grok and rock out to. You'll notice the fresh dollop of organ and keyboard prowess courtesy of "Memory of a Cut Off Head" alum and noted key-stabber Tom Dolas. The Quattrone/Rincon drum-corps polyrhythmic pulse continues to astound and pound in equal measure, buttressed by the nimble fingered bottom end of Sir Tim Hellman the Brave and of course the shred-heaven fret frying of John Dwyer, while Lady Brigid Dawson again graces the wax with her harmonic gifts. Aside from the familiar psych-scorch familiar to soggy pit denizens the world over, there's a fresh heavy-prog vibe that fits like a worn-in jean jacket comfortably among hairpin metal turns and the familiar but no less horns-worthy guitar fireworks Dwyer's made his calling card. Perhaps the most notable thing about Smote Reverser is the artistic restlessness underpinning its flights of fancy. Dwyer refuses to repeat himself and for someone with such a hectic release schedule, that stretching of aesthetic borders and omnivorous appetite seems all the more superhuman.
In support of the new album, Oh Sees have a pile of tour dates coming up. Down below, you can check out their North American schedule, which kicks off in October and includes Canadian shows in Toronto and Montreal.
06/12 Los Angeles CA – Zebulon
10/02 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/03 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/05 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10/06 Seattle, WA – Neumos
10/07 Seattle, WA – Neumos
10/08 Missoula, MT – Stage 112
10/11 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue and 7th Street Entry
10/12 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/13 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
10/14 Toronto, ON – Danforth Theater
10/15 Montreal, QC – Le National
10/17 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/18 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/19 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/20 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/21 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
10/22 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
10/23 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
10/25 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack's
10/28 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
10/29 Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
10/30 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom